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Pounding the Pavement

September 6, 2008 Leave a comment

I have been busy trying to come up with funding to replace our equity loan until it can be reinstated.  I have managed to come up with enough money to get us over the hump.  We are targetting Thanksgiving for our opening.  We may not be completely ready but we will make due.  I have also been working on our scrapbook, so visitors can see the evolution.  RJ ordered a new camera for me to replace the one I missplaced.  I know it will turn up but I miss it terribly.  Our grapes here at the house are ripening rapidly.  We will be doing our 2007 bottling in mid-September.  If you have some free time, we’ll take the help.  I did another pouring last week and have been selling wine to friends.  Also, I have been putting together ad copy for the Thanksgiving opening.  Lots of little things going on.  Oh yeah, RJ sent me some “before” pictures of the tasting room building.  It is amazing how far it has come.

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I’m Back with Building Permits in Hand

September 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Our company has left, weddings are over, our social events have tapered off, so I am back to blogging again.  My biggest news is that as of Thursday, August 28, we have our building permits.  It was a long, hard struggle, but we have them, and it’s full steam ahead.  But wait…a new hurdle!  We just received notice that we can no longer access our Home Equity Account; the one we were counting on to pay some of the contractors we have engaged and will be engaging.  So I am back pounding the pavement looking at other financing options.  I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but none have come to fruition yet.  On a happier note, I received the base pages for my scrapbook from Charlene last week and have finished one page with another well on the way.  These will go faster as I move through the book.  However, I have managed to misplace my camera (see what happens when you get a smaller purse), so pictures are going to be few and far between.  The plumber is working today in the tasting room, sooner than we expected.  Much of the irrigation is in thanks to Russell, Roger, Jim and Henry.  Russell was like “a dog on a bone” wanting to get at that vineyard and they accomplished alot.  We’ve had our share of tractor issues and may be upgrading soon (oh yeah, that money thing again).  We’re doing another tasting tonight at Urban Decanter for First Wednesday.  That will be a relief.  Pictures are of the irrigation and drain work and our Big 0 Birthday bash.